Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a city in Jalisco in Mexico, by the Bay of Banderas in the Pacific Ocean. Puerto Vallarta has 165,800 inhabitants and thanks his name to Ignacio Vallarta, a Mexican politician from the 19th century.

Things to do and see

  • Banderas Bay
  • Boca de Tomatlan beach
  • Canopy Adventure
  • Cola de Caballo waterfall
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Dolphin Trainer for a Day
  • Extreme Amphibian Adventure
  • Holy Mary of Guadeloupe cathedral
  • Horseback ride
  • Kayaking
  • Las Caletas beach
  • Majahuitas
  • Malecon
  • Marietas Islands
  • Maya Pyramide
  • Paradise Village Beach Resort
  • Pizota
  • Sea Safari
  • Sierra Madre Mountains reserve
  • Snorkling
  • South Bay
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Tecomata falls
  • Tequila factory and tasting
  • Yelapa


Disney Cruise Line recommends these stores to go shopping:

  • Diamonds International
  • Tanzanite Interntational
  • Milano Diamond Gallery
  • Del Sol: Everything sold here in black and white, but colors in the sun.
  • Rolling Stones: leather
  • Joyeria Y Galeria Ole: silver and gold
  • Seven Silver
  • Jades Maya S.A. De C.V.: Art inspired by Maya culture
  • Diamonds International Watch & Design
  • Galeria Indigena: Mexican art
  • Tequileria International
  • Plaza Genovesa: Juwelry, art and t-shirts
  • The Opal Mine
  • Silverland
  • Jymmy’s and the Opal House Jewelers


Disney also recommends some restaurants:

  • The Blue Shrimp: shrimps, lobster and rib-eye steaks
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Margaritas, seafood, baby rack ribs, taces
  • Señor Frogs: guacamole, shrimps, steak, fajitas
  • Paradis Burger
  • Si Señor: Authentic Mexicanse kitchen
  • Carlos O’Brians: BBQ ribs, steak, fajitas, shrimps

You can find more pictures of Puerto Vallarta here.

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